Tag: The Online Citizen

Chief Editor Terry Xu responds saying he “disagrees” after the Law Ministry and MCI accuse TOC of publishing falsehoods

The Chief Editor of The Online Citizen (TOC) Terry Xu has responded on Facebook disagreeing with the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) after they released a joint statement accusing TOC of publishing falsehoods in an article and Facebook...

Singapore’s looming battles in court and the ballot box

In Singapore, with general elections expected in a few months, legal battles over libel are ongoing and there is a real possibility of fights over fake news. One ongoing libel case involves Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s lawsuit against Leong Sze Hian, a shadow...

Petition for Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling to defend Terry Xu in court circulates

A petition calling for Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling to testify in court and defend the Chief Editor of The Online Citizen in a suit against their brother Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has been circulating. PM Lee is suing The Online Citizen’s...

Old video of Low Thia Khiang commenting on 38 Oxley Road issue recirculates on social media

An old video of Workers’ Party Member of Parliament (MP) speaking in Parliament about 38 Oxley Road has been re-circulated on social media. The YouTube video, published on an official channel ‘govsingapore’ and titled, ‘MP Low Thia Khiang seeking clarifications on 38 Oxley Road’ was...

Director of documentary on TOC hopes people will ask “why Singapore needs a guy like Terry”

Singapore—A documentary on independent news site The Online Citizen (TOC) will premiere at the Freedom Film Fest 2019 on September 28, Saturday, in Kuala Lumpur. Its director has said he hopes people will watch it and “ask why Singapore needs a guy like Terry”—...

The Online Citizen changes name of author in article defaming PM Lee

Over the weekend (September 21), The Online Citizen changed the name of the author who wrote the article that has chief editor Terry Xu being sued for. The publication is being sued for defamation over the article. Earlier this month (September 1), the Prime Minister’s Office...

SMRT Feedback calls out The Online Citizen for hiring a M’sian writer to comment critically on SG society

After facing much backlash from Singaporeans and a lawsuit from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Terry Xu, chief editor of The Online Citizen, now faces allegations by self-styled internet-vigilante group SMRT Feedback by The Vigilanteh that the writer of the article is a foreigner...

Lee Hsien Yang and Lee Wei Ling can decide if they want to testify in court against PM Lee: Press Secretary

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will testify in court if his defamation suit against the chief editor of The Online Citizen (TOC) goes to trial, said PM Lee’s press secretary. In a statement on Tuesday (September 10) night, Ms Chang Li Lin answered media queries...

Tan Kin Lian jokes about selling his rotten tooth for $2 to help The Online Citizen in their legal case against PM Lee

Former presidential candidate Tan Kin Lian–known for his quips online, and often cheeky comments–put his tooth up for auction saying he would “donate the proceeds to the TOC legal defence fund”. The Online Citizen, self-proclaimed as ‘a community blogging platform involved in political activism in...

PM Lee’s lawyers say article by The Online Citizen has ‘gravely injured’ his reputation

In court documents, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s lawyers state that the article published by The Online Citizen (TOC) on Aug 15 has "gravely injured" his character and reputation. PM Lee is suing TOC’s chief editor Terry Xu for defamation. His lawyers say that the article...